Fenton Police arrested a man on possession of a weapon while intoxicated causing an injury charges after he accidentally shot his friend in the leg Thursday.
Fenton Police Chief Rick Aro said police responded to a 911 call around 12:20 a.m. Jan. 10 on the 1100 block of Poplar Street after the caller said he had shot his friend while unloading a pistol.
Aro said a 22-year-old Fort Wayne man reported he was showing a friend his .45 caliber pistol and was attempting to unload the weapon when he apparently pulled the trigger and shot a 21-year-old Fenton resident in the left calf. Rescue crews transported the Fenton man to the hospital for treatment.
Police officers noticed several liquor bottles in the home and Aro said the Fort Wayne man admitted the two had been drinking during the evening. He was then arrested on possession of a weapon while intoxicated causing an injury charges and held at the Fenton Police Department.
"We are positive there was no confrontation. It was accidental," Aro said.
The case will be forwarded to the Genesee County Prosecutor's office, he added.
For questions about this blotter, email Jason Alexander.
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